With attitude


It was fabulous to catch up with lovely Renee Greenstein from fashion range Attitudes by Renee yesterday. I haven’t seen her in a while and by the time I had her for my show at 4pm the Today’s Special Value had all but sold out.

At least we had an One Time Only, which Renee wore, which also proved to be hugely popular. We didn’t have much chance for a chat, but hopefully I’ll see more of her when she is back in June.

Well, it’s been another full-on week but, before I get into that, I just wanted to thank you for all your good wishes for Chris’s mum, Audrey. She is now out of hospital and doing very well and once again I’d like to thank the staff at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston for looking after her so well.

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I am a bit of a technophobe, so why on earth would I join Instagram?!

You can blame my friend, Natalie, who came to supper with me last Friday. I haven’t quite got the hang of all the hashtag stuff yet, but I’m getting there – I think.

Thanks for making me so welcome, and if you’d like to follow my life in pictures my Instagram is @juliagroberts. I put up a picture of the Luscious Lemon Cake I made on Tuesday, which attracted quite a few likes.

The reason for the lemon cake was explained in the blog on my www.juliarobertsauthor.com website, where I have also posted the recipe.

Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of receiving my confirmed diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia. If life deals you lemons, make Luscious Lemon Cake! We always try to do something to celebrate another year since diagnosis. I am so grateful it was caught early and that the treatment has advanced so much over the past ten years or I may never have been able to share my novels with you.

That is my other big news this week. ‘Alice in Theatreland’ was published as an eBook yesterday (paperback to follow in June) and to celebrate, we decided to hold a Facebook live party.

If you missed it, you can go on to my JuliaRobertsTV Facebook page, click on event and watch it back. The quizzes we had during the night are still up there if you want to have a go at them, but no more prizes I’m afraid.

Without my daughter, Sophie, the party wouldn’t have happened at all. She arrived at our house on Wednesday afternoon to a dining tablefull of my ideas for the party – she had to load everything on to the computer ready to post during the evening!

Believe it or not, I was terribly nervous beforehand – but ended up really enjoying it.

I think my favourite activity was making up a caption for a picture of me taken backstage in a theatre from 1976. Some of the captions were so funny that I have decided to run a competition on here next week with the same picture to see what you guys come up with! Why 1976 I hear you ask? That’s the year ‘Alice in Theatreland’ is set in and if you’d like to read the prologue you can also find that in a short blog on my website.

The family treated me to these gorgeous flowers to celebrate – purple you will notice!

Well, it’s Bank Holiday on Monday and, once again, I’m working. I’m particularly looking forward to the Lunchtime Show with Anne Dawson, so hopefully you’ll join us for that. I’ve also got some fabulous jewellery shows including Crystal Glamour Swarovski Crystals on Monday at 4pm, Loverocks on Wednesday at 4pm and Diamonique on Thursday at 6pm.

If you’re not working I hope the weather is kind for you,

Much love,

Julia xx

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